Hello, i want to ask: how i can get the rgn file from Etrex Venture HC unit?which tool i must take? i want from one unit copy firmware and place in other unit.
Use Garmin firmware downloader/reconstructor
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Usage: gda.exe [<original.rgn> <result.rgn>]
<original.rgn> - name of software RGN file from Garmin.com (download it and put in folder with gda.exe)
<result.rgn> - your name for new file that you get from device
the problem is that, one etrex is with lithuania language other without it. with webupdater without lithuania language..etrex gps when connect with pc, pc can`t see flash, only with mapsource..
RGN tool can only edit file if you have it, but i can`t "take" it from etrex, because etrex flash pc don`t see..
sorry for my enghlish..
Do you try to use GDA or not?
I do not remember experience with Etrex Venture HC (it is very not friendly device) but this programm work fine on other old Garmin hendhelders.
Make folder GDA in c:\
Unpack in this folder gda.exe
Put original software file with version what is correspond version of soft in your device, for example if device softversion is 2.70 - 069501000270.RGN or 078601000270.RGN (695 or 786 ID of you device if you do not know it you can get it by G7ToWin program).
Go to Windows - Start - Run... - and type "c:\gda\gda.exe 069501000270.RGN 069501000270_LT.RGN" (or same way for 078601000270.RGN if your ID is 786) - when press OK and watch for screen...
If result is OK you get new file - 069501000270_LT.RGN. It is software from device. THERE ARE NO other way to get software from device.